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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

10 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

10 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Star Trek: Discovery: Delayed; James Frain to Star as Classic Series Character

18 January 2017 4:57 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

We've got some good news and some bad news, Trekkers. In good news, James Frain is joining the season one cast of the Star Trek: Discovery TV show, as Spock's father, Sarek. Mark Lenard, Jonathan Simpson, and Ben Cross have previously played the Vulcan character. Learn more from CBS All Access, after the jump.As for that bad news: it seems possible fans will have to wait even longer to watch the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. Although CBS has not confirmed a delay, the network has reportedly released a statement (which is not currently on its press site), about being flexible on the series premiere date.Read More… »

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Star Trek: Discovery adds James Frain as Spock’s father, premiere date delayed

18 January 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

CBS’ upcoming new series Star Trek: Discovery has added a new member to its cast, this time in the form of a previously-established character in the Star Trek canon: Sarek, the father of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s famous Vulcan science officer, Mr. Spock.

According to EW, Sarek will be played by character actor James Frain, known best for his roles in television series like Orphan Black, Gotham, True Blood, and True Detective. There’s no word yet on how Sarek will factor into Star Trek: Discovery, though he’s cited as having a “key role.” We know that he’s not a member of Starfleet, instead acting as the Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets, so perhaps the Discovery crew spends some extensive time dealing with the famous alien species. The role of Sarek has been played previously by three actors: Mark Lenard, Jonathan Simpson, and Ben Cross. »

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